Ethiopia Invaded By Italy
 

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Ethiopia Invaded By Italy
On October 13th, Italy invaded Ethiopia. Although Mussolini gave a number of pretexts for the invasion, the only real reason was Mussolini's nationalist expansionist interest. The Italian advance was initially slow. By Spring 1936, however, the Italians had begun large-scale bombing and to use poison gas. The Ethiopians were quickly vanquished and Addis Ababa was captured on May 5, 1936.